Child Development Center

The ALIVE! CDC will remain closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The safety and health of our children, staff and all of our families comes first. If you have any questions, please contact Kathie Boling at Please contact us if you need assistance with finding immediate child care.

We care for all of you and pray your families remain safe and healthy.


About the CDC

The ALIVE! Child Development Center, (CDC), is a full-day, year-round nationally accredited early education and child care program for 3 to 5-year old children living in the city of Alexandria.

Founded in 1972, ALIVE! Child Development Center’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable early care and education to children in Alexandria’s low-income and working families. Together with our families, we strive to ensure that each child is well prepared to begin kindergarten.

The CDC is open from 6:45 AM – 5:45 PM weekdays.


Educational Programs

The ALIVE! CDC is dedicated to providing positive learning experiences for children through active exploration of their world while maintaining a safe, healthy and appropriate learning environment.

The ALIVE! CDC is a Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Center, aligned with Alexandria City Public Schools, for 4-year-old children with prekindergarten early learning curriculum based upon the Virginia Early Learning Foundations.

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ALIVE! provides tuition assistance on a sliding-fee scale based upon family income and size. Parents and/or guardians must be working at least 30 hours per week or attending educational or job-related training or school to qualify for assistance.  

How to Enroll:

Please download, complete and return the following:

  1. Application
  2. School Entrance Form
  3. Special Dietary Prescription Form
  4. Emergency Contacts Form

To schedule a visit, please contact Shaklia Moore at 703-548-9255 or email Appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.


Enrichment Programs

 ALIVE! CDC offers free health and nutrition screening, and Family Support Program and many fun activities on a regular basis.



Parents, please find the following documents for your reference:



Friday, February 7Celebration of Our Families' Culture @5:45 pm
Friday, February 14Children's Pink and Red Food- Tasting Celebration
Monday, February 17Presidents' Day (CDC Closed)
Monday, March 2Professional Development Day (CDC Closed to Children)
Thursday, March 5Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:3pm – Kindergarten Readiness
Thursday, April 2Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:30 pm – Gift of Literacy
Tuesday, April 7Spring Picture Day @ 9:30 am
Friday, April 10Children’s Egg Hunt
Monday, April 13Professional Development Day (CDC Closed to children)
Friday, April 17Kindergarten Field Trip (Blue Room Only)
Friday, May 1Smithsonian’s National Zoo Field Trip (Parents too)
Thursday, May 7Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:30 pm – Topic TBA
Monday, May 25Memorial Day (CDC Closed)
Tuesday, June 9Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:00-5:30 pm
Thursday, June 11Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:00-5:30 pm
Friday, June 19Pre-K Graduation (CDC Closing @ 3 pm)
Monday, June 26Summer Fun Begins
Friday, July 3Independence Day Holiday (CDC Closed)
Friday, August 28Last Day of School Year: (CDC Closing @ 5:00 pm)
Monday - Friday August 31 - September 4Cleaning & Training Week (CDC Closed)
Monday, September 7Labor Day Holiday (CDC Closed)
Tuesday, September 8 First day of School 2020
Thursday, September 17Back to School Night at 5:30pm (Mandatory for Parents)



For more information please call: 703-548-9255 or contact us.

(CDC) is accepting applications for the 2019–2020 school year.